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What Is Discrimination in Employment?

The City of Boulder’s Human Rights Ordinance protects against discrimination in Employment based on membership in a protected class. Violations of the ordinance include considering protected classes in employment policies and practices such as:

  • Job advertisements
  • Hiring processes (Application, Interview, Selection)
  • Pay rates and Benefits allocations
  • Promotion, Demotion, Layoffs
  • Termination, Firing

This local law applies to businesses and employers within the Boulder city limits, including:

  • Employment Agencies
  • Labor Organizations
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • On-the-job training and vocational training programs and schools

Religious organizations are exempted when there is a bona fide religious purpose for an employment restriction.

The deadline for filing a complaint of discrimination in Employment is within 180 calendar days of the alleged violation.